Brandan Robertson: Our Witness and LGBTQ+ Spirituality

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Brandan Robertson is here to talk about his new book, Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians. We also touch on his own spiritual journey, the inspiration behind the book, and the ways in which LGBTQ+ Christians are faithfully changing the institution of the church.


Guest Bio/Info:

Brandan Robertson is an author, pastor, thought-leader, and contemplative activist working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal.

Find Brandan here:

brandanrobertson.com

Twitter: @BrandanJR

Instagram: @brandanrobertson

Facebook: facebook.com/brandanjrobertson


Special music by The Chairman Dances:

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Tori Williams Douglass: Anti-Racism, Science, and Spirituality

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Check your whiteness at the door and join Tori and I as she talks about the intersection of anti-racism, spirituality, and science. She talks about the work she does at a neuroscience lab in Oregon and how their research equips people in the work of anti-racism. She also talks about her spiritual journey and how it relates to her passion for anti-racism and science.


Guest Bio/Info:

Tori is a writer, an anti-racist activist and educator, neuroscience research assistant, history nerd, and an ex-evangelical. She uses neuroscience to re-frame the way culture engages with mental health, race, racism, spiritual abuse, sexuality, and the legal system.

Find Tori here:

toriglass.com

Twitter: @ToriGlass

Instagram: @toriglass


Special music by Page Grey:

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Drew Moser: Ready or Not and #twentysomethings in the Church

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Christian higher education has never been so religionless! In this episode, Drew Moser and Mason talk about Drew's new book, Ready or Not: Leaning in Life in Our Twenties. They talk about the ways in which millennials are engaging with the church and spirituality, especially in a Christian higher education context.


Guest Bio/Info:

Drew Moser is a Dean and Professor at Taylor University in Indiana. He’s also a writer, speaker, and consultant on twentysomethings and vocation.

Find Drew here:

drewmoser.com

Twitter: @drewmoser

Instagram: @drewmoser

Facebook: facebook.com/drewmoserauthor


Special music by Saturne:

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Jason Chesnut: #SlateSpeak and Online Spiritual Community

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Jason Chesnut joins us to subvert institutionalized Christianity! Jason and Mason talk about #SlateSpeak, an online spiritual community. He talks about the ways in which people foster their faith online and how this medium of faith fostering subverts institutionalized Christianity.


Guest Info/Bio:

Jason is an organizer, filmmaker, and co-curator of The Slate Project.

Find Jason here:

Twitter: @crazypastor

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Special music by Ben Grace:

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Instagram: @bengracemusic

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Hannah Paasch: #millenneagram, #churchtoo, and Twitter Spirituality

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Garbage Oprah is here and the only thing she's giving away to you is snark, Enneagram wisdom, and spirituality on Twitter. She bestows upon us mere peasants the wisdom of the Enneagram for millennials, her spiritual journey, the #churchtoo movement, and her sense of spirituality formed on Twitter.


Guest Bio/Info:

Hannah Paasch is a writer, trauma researcher, and the Internet's girlfriend. 

Find Hannah here:

hannahpaasch.com

Twitter: @hannahpaasch

Instagram: hannahpaasch & garbageoprah


Special music by Bear Success:

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Instagram: bearsuccess


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David Congdon: The God Who Saves and the Ecclesiastical Future

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Theology nerds rejoice, David Congdon is here! David and I talk about his most recent book The God Who Saves and its contribution to the way soteriology informs our ecclesiology. Speaking of which, David and I also get all up in your ecclesiastical business talking about technology’s impact on the future of the church, finding “church” outside of church, and religionless Christianity.  


Guest Bio/Info:

David Congdon is an author, speaker, and scholar working in the area of theology and culture. He hails originally from Portland, Oregon, completed a B.A. in English at Wheaton College, acquired an M.Div. and Ph.D. in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has since worked in the publishing industry as an academic editor.

Find David here:

dwcongdon.com

Twitter: @dwcongdon


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Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration and Upcoming Projects

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Brian McLaren. Yes, you read that correctly. We have Brian McLaren here today on Religionless Church. Brian and I talk about his book The Great Spiritual Migration as it relates to religionless Christianity and upcoming projects on which he’s working.


Guest Bio/Info:

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.

Find Brian here:

brianmclaren.net

Twitter: @brianmclaren


Facebook: facebook.com/mclaren.brian/

Special music by Jessica Lamb:

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Twitter: @jessicalamb

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Tim Burnette: The Way Collective and Process Ecclesiology

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Tim Burnette is in the house! Tim and I have an ecclesiastical rich conversation that convalesces to topics of process theology, process ecclesiology, and The Way Collective. 

Guest Info/Bio:

Tim Burnette is a Doctor of Ministry student at Claremont School of Theology and pastor of The Way Collective, a new movement in Santa Barbara, CA, and is a community for people looking to unite by living well for the common good in an increasingly divisive world. 


Find Tim here:

Twitter: @tdburnette

www.waycollective.org


Special music by James Worsham:

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Doug Pagitt: Emergent Church and New Projects

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In this very first episode of Religionless Church, we have Doug Pagitt. We talk about the emergent church movement Doug was a part of in the late 1990s and early 2000s, his new book coming out in 2018, and his new organization, Greater Things.


Guest Info/Bio:

Doug Pagitt is a pastor, author, and a convener who seeks to be a goodness conspirator & possibility evangelist finding creative, entrepreneurial and generative ways to enlist people to join in the hopes, dreams, and desires of God for the world.

Doug has written A Christianity Worth Believing: Hope-filled, Open-armed, Alive-and-well Faith for the Left Out, Left Behind, and Let Down in us AllFlipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About GodChurch in the Inventive Age, and many more.

Find Doug here:

dougpagitt.com

Twitter: @pagitt 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/pagitt.doug


Special music by Formerly Bodies:

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Twitter: @FormerlyBodies

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